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Posted on:3/23/08 10:02 PM
Last Updated:3/23/08 10:11 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 5 people    Very Helpful by 13 people   
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Nezbine said... (9/25/08 5:14 PM) Reply
Thanks for the very helpful review. I think both the fabric and pattern may be suspect in this case. You have a great figure and will look very nice in the right stretch-woven pattern. I have this pattern & will try it first in some thrift-store fabric. Thanks for the heads up.
Debbie Cook said... (3/25/08 5:07 PM) Reply
The pants look fabulously made so I'm sorry they didn't work out for you. As others have stated, finding the right stretch woven for pants can be tricky.
lilyofthevalley said... (3/24/08 11:55 PM) Reply
Stretch woven pants are comfortable, but in my experience with variations of this type fabric, the stretch portion can most unexpectedly produce some weird fitting "pulls". When I make stretch woven pants, I hold my breath until the last stitch wondering whether I have a success or failure. Nevertheless, your pants look quite attractive with your jacket coverup. -Lily
Nancywin said... (3/24/08 1:46 PM) Reply
Isn't it a shame when you put so much work into something and then it turns out to be a disappointment? Your workmanship looks great on these, b ut I agree in that they are not right for your shape (and now I know not to try this style at all!) Thanks for reviewing them anyway.
Luckylibbet said... (3/24/08 1:13 PM) Reply
Thanks for reviewing - it's been my experience that big 4 pants patterns do NOT fit me in the crotch at all. And thanks again for being so specific about your likes/dislikes ... very useful information!
AuntieShel said... (3/24/08 9:11 AM) Reply
Loved your conclusion to this review, but, honestly, I don't think these pants are as bad as you think they are. I have similar pants fit issues and don't even bother with trying to make them anymore. Your perseverance is to be commended. I think that the stretch woven is truly the culprit here--it's supposed to be so fabulous, but as you pointed out, it's hard to get a correct fit because of the bagginess after the article is worn. Loved your contrast ankle slit finish. Thanks for reviewing.
creative1 said... (3/24/08 6:09 AM) Reply
I feel your pain, as I was in your shoes a few times. Cotton/spandex stretch wovens are not stable fabrics. Look for poly/ nylon and/or viscose lycras, may be just a bit of cotton in it. With the right fabric the stretchy pants allow you to have more youthful look, as they can be made tighter than pants made of wovens.
Athene said... (3/24/08 1:55 AM) Reply
You put so much work into these pants - its too bad that they did not work out as well for you as the other items from this pattern. These seem to be very form fitting pants but you have the figure for it. I can see that they are tight across the abdomen and then baggy in the crotch. I know that stretch wovens can be very tricky to sew with and some seem to stretch out of shape very quickly once the garment is on and being worn. Thank you for the very thorough review.
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